Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    they allowed just one vote per person
  2. (noun, act) the opinion of a group as determined by voting
  3. (noun, attribute) a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment
  4. (noun, group) a body of voters who have the same interests
  5. (noun, cognition) the total number of voters who participated
  6. (verb, social) express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    None of the Democrats voted last night
  7. (verb, social) express one's choice or preference by vote
  8. (verb, social) express a choice or opinion
    She voted for going to the Chinese restaurant
  9. (verb, social) be guided by in voting
  10. (verb, social) bring into existence or make available by vote

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Vote

  1. c.1460, from L. votum "a vow, wish, promise, dedication," noun use of neut. of votus, pp. of vovere "to promise, dedicate" (see vow). The verb in the modern sense is attested from 1552; earlier it meant "to vow" to do something (1533). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Vote

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, void, voodoo, vote out, vt

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